Conflicts: CSU General Secretary calls Habeck’s criticism of Israel “shameful”

Conflicts: CSU General Secretary calls Habeck’s criticism of Israel “shameful”

“Incompatible with international law.” Habeck intensifies his criticism of Israel’s actions in Gaza. The CSU accuses him of promoting the “heated anti-Semitic mood” in Germany.

CSU General Secretary Martin Huber has sharply criticized Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck (Greens) for accusing Israel of violating international law. “Robert Habeck’s statements are unbelievable and disgraceful,” Huber told the German Press Agency. The Minister of Economic Affairs is “pouring oil on the fire of the already heated anti-Semitic mood in Germany.”

Habeck had previously criticized Israel’s actions in the Gaza war in an unusually clear manner. “Of course Israel must abide by international law. And the famine, the suffering of the Palestinian population, the attacks in the Gaza Strip are – as we have now seen in court – incompatible with international law,” said the Minister of Economic Affairs on Saturday in a conversation with citizens at the Democracy Festival in Berlin. “That means that Israel has indeed crossed its borders there, and it must not do that.” Until now, the federal government had only expressed its expectation that Israel would abide by international law in the Gaza war. The accusation of violating international law is new.

Huber accused Habeck of “serving the narrative of Hamas and Israel haters.” His accusations bordered on reversing the roles of perpetrator and victim. “He is joining the ranks of anti-Israel propagandists of left-wing anti-Semitism. This must have no place in our society,” said the CSU general secretary.

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim Khan, requested arrest warrants on Monday for alleged crimes against humanity against Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Joav Galant, but the court has yet to rule on these. On Friday, the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to immediately end the controversial military operation in Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip. With this decision, the highest court of the United Nations in The Hague complied with several demands that South Africa had made in an urgent application. South Africa accuses Israel of genocide. Israel rejects this.

Source: Stern

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